Erring

Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
—Cunningham

Apr 272016
 

Never call someone a pseudo-intellectual unless you are sure that you would recognize a real one.

Apr 182016
 

The pursuit of higher wisdom always seems to begin with discarding whatever lower wisdom you may possess.

Apr 062016
 

To believe again is almost unheard of; to believe still is as common as dirt.

Mar 312016
 

To persuade a man, convince him not that the idea is sound but that it is his own.

Mar 292016
 

Opportunity, legal status, result — we are all apparently obliged to believe in the equality of something.

Mar 232016
 

The opposite of hypocrisy is overconfidence.

Mar 152016
 

If you publicize your mistakes, eventually someone will say they are remembered because you were right so often.

Mar 022016
 

Those who trust their first thought sometimes have a second, but rarely a third.

Feb 172016
 

Vehemence is the infallible sign of opinion.

Feb 112016
 

The admission that irreparably damages the argument is introduced, by convention, with “of course”.